BTT: 5 for Favourites

1. Do you have a favorite author?Aw, come on, you can't really expect me to answer that, can you? If I had to narrow the list down, I'd have to go: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Jodi Picoult.
2. Have you read everything he or she has written?
I've read everything Jodi Picoult has written up till her very latest novel, Change of Heart - and even that's only for completely anal reasons. I can't bring myself to buy the book (or borrow/read) until it is rereleased in the same edition as all the others that I have... I can't help it, they need to be the same.
As for Gaiman and Pratchett - no I haven't, but they're reasonably new 'favourites' and I'm working my way through them gradually.

3. Did you LIKE everything?
I haven't come across a book of hers that I haven't liked, but there are some that I'm not as fond of as others. Harvesting the Heart and Mercy are the ones I like the least.

4. How about a least favorite author?Didn't particularly like Patrick White (though I've only read the one book, Voss), and am not a huge fan of Bryce Courtney (though I liked Sylvia)... hmm, I suppose I'm not really one to go to extremes; again, I have ones that I don't like as much as others, but none I particularly dislike.
5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?
I'm pretty boring today, I'm afraid - I can't really think of one for this question either.

11 comments :

Kathy said...

LOL I had a hard time with coming up with one author so I decided to list a few by genre. Hope you have a great day. =)

Beth F said...

I had such a hard time coming up with a single author, I gave up.

Interesting about Voss. I have that on my shelf. Tried to start it a couple of times. Glad to know it isn't just me.

Smilingsal said...

It only takes one book (sometimes less than a book) to decide that this is not a favorite author. Please come visit to see my answers.

gautami tripathy said...

Picoult is a good choice. I like her novels too..

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~Kylee in CT said...

I couldn't come up with one for #4.

Lisa said...

Although I didn't think of him while writing my post. Jeffrey Eugenides is who I really wanted to like...but didn't. The Virgin Suicides was tough to get thru and I'm still crawling thru Middlesex, even though I keep being told how great it is. I'll keep plugging away at it.

twistyfarmy said...

Neil Gaiman is one of my favorites as well. So is Terry Pratchett. In fact I use Pratchett's Discworld books as as "palette cleansers" between larger, deeper works.

R. said...

Ha ha, I'm a bit anal about Jodi Picoult as well. I had to borrow Change of Heart from the library, cos I couldn't bear having it in hardback when all the others are paperback. I think I may be the only one who has never read anything by Terry Pratchett.

Literary Feline said...

At least you tried to narrow it down. I couldn't even do that. LOL

I do like Neil Gaiman and Jodi Picoult, two of the authors you mention. I haven't yet read anything by Terry Pratchett. He's on my must read list though.

writemeg said...

I like to have all the same editions of books, too! It really bothers me that I have Meyer's Twilight and New Moon in paperback but the final two books in hardcover. They just don't like right together on the shelf!

Rebecca said...

Whoops, see what happens when you don't check your emails, you miss all the comments, so heads up:

Kathy: That's a great idea! Why didn't I think of that.

Beth F:Nope, definately not you; I only got about half way through. I took an Australian Literature class last year because I'm not a fan of Aust. lit. and that was making me feel all unpatriotic...should have stuck with my instincts.

Smilingsal: I tend to agree, there are those you just don't click with. I do try to give them a second chance with something else (if someone recommends it) but most of the time I find I was right the first time.

gautami tripathy: Yay! :)

Kylee in CT: Yeah, I thought that was hard too.

Lisa: I thought Middlesex was interesting. I can't think of any other word to describe it. Just interesting. I'm rereading it for bookclub in January, so maybe we can crawl through together.

twistyfarmy: I know what you mean. I love Pratchett, he makes me laugh, but it's not too deep.

R.: Yes! someone else who understands! And EVERYONE should reach Pratchett, he's a hoot.

literary feline: it was hard, I could have just keep on going. I'd recommend Pratchett - he's hilarious.

writemeg: Of course they don't look right on the shelf. They're all angry and jealous of each other - "how come YOU get a hardcover, huh? huh?" - and that's not good for a book to feel that way.